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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,484Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 46 out of 2087

$1.38M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 57 out of 2087

1,029 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older
79% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
Higher avg 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in Ohio
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 1,029 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 1,029 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 20.


This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state.

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S2

A schedule two drug. More » Schedule two drugs have a high potential for abuse and severe dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

S3

A schedule three drug. More » Schedule three drugs have potential for abuse and dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of
this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Recieving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Ohio
FUROSEMIDE 1,208 1,030 206 1 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 820 714 159 2 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 753 588 125 3 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 709 649 146 4 8
LISINOPRIL 663 585 157 5 1
NAMENDA 637 632* 63 6 30
SIMVASTATIN 571 385 133 7 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 536 341 70 8 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 522 490 102 9 4
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 488 450 68 10 55
DONEPEZIL HCL 432 417 76 11 26
TRAMADOL HCL 409 287 80 12 19
MIRTAZAPINE 400 377 77 13 49
EXELON 385 342 68 14 99
CITALOPRAM HBR 373 330 89 15 21
OMEPRAZOLE 363 306 94 16 5
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 278 218 104 17 120
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 271 222 49 18 78
CLOZAPINE 261 <11 <11 A 19 167
GABAPENTIN 258 205 54 20 14
SERTRALINE HCL 236 231* 42 21 22
RISPERIDONE 235 113 33 A 22 73
CARVEDILOL 234 217 57 23 23
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 230 175 67 S3 24 10
CYMBALTA 228 133 28 25 51
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 201 175 75 26 6
CLOPIDOGREL 196 147 58 27 18
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 179 151 42 28 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 179 174* 46 28 11
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 176 160 48 30 111
LEVETIRACETAM 170 117 18 31 101
OLANZAPINE 163 86 21 A 32 117
TAMSULOSIN HCL 159 132 36 33 28
JANTOVEN 158 140 32 34 79
TRAZODONE HCL 157 116 27 35 39
CLONAZEPAM 156 151* 25 B 36 64
DIOVAN 154 149* 25 37 48
ALLOPURINOL 149 144* 29 38 27
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 142 112 53 39 32
SPIRONOLACTONE 136 112 30 40 62
ABILIFY 136 <11 <11 A 40 122
ATENOLOL 136 131* 35 40 16
LORAZEPAM 132 116 45 B 43 25
LATUDA 129 <11 <11 A 44 295
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 125 104 27 A 45 61
HALOPERIDOL 124 66 17 A 46 163
ALPRAZOLAM 123 118* 39 B 47 24
RANITIDINE HCL 123 110 27 47 60
PAROXETINE HCL 122 95 29 49 66
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 120 108 32 50 20
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 115 92 35 51 38
PREDNISONE 115 110* 37 51 37
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 108 77 18 53 77
LANTUS 107 68 25 54 59
LACTULOSE 107 <11 <11 54 138
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 104 89 21 56 31
SEROQUEL XR 102 <11 <11 A 57 220
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 101 75 18 58 35
RAMIPRIL 96 70 15 59 100
BUMETANIDE 93 69 22 60 136
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 92 87* 23 61 46
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 92 75 47 61 56
ADVAIR DISKUS 91 73 27 63 63
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 89 89 16 64 121
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 89 <11 <11 R 64 156
NITROFURANTOIN* 89 84* 14 64 217
METFORMIN HCL 87 49 22 67 9
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 87 82* 33 67 72
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 86 81* 58 69 113
NIASPAN 86 <11 <11 69 171
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 85 <11 <11 71 157
CARBAMAZEPINE 83 <11 <11 72 185
EVISTA 83 <11 <11 72 147
AZITHROMYCIN 81 59 55 74 45
LYRICA 81 69 11 74 81
NOVOLOG 79 74* 25 76 107
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 79 <11 <11 76 362
CLONIDINE HCL 76 56 21 78 58
LIDODERM 73 68* 23 79 129
CRESTOR 73 56 16 79 36
LAMOTRIGINE 73 <11 <11 79 182
JANUVIA 72 67* 15 82 52
PROMETHAZINE HCL 71 52 30 R 83 145
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 70 65* 22 84 15
BACLOFEN 70 36 13 84 123
VENLAFAXINE HCL 69 <11 <11 86 181
PHENYTOIN 68 <11 <11 87 284
SPIRIVA 67 51 19 88 67
LEVOFLOXACIN 66 54 34 89 90
HYDROXYZINE HCL 65 60* 16 R 90 215
LITHIUM CARBONATE 63 <11 <11 91 254
DIGOX 63 63 16 91 91
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 61 40 31 93 95
DIGOXIN 59 59 15 94 175
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 59 54* 15 94 97
NYAMYC 58 53* 20 96 343
HYDRALAZINE HCL 57 52* 17 97 69
AMIODARONE HCL 57 52* 16 97 161
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 55 31 15 99 172
VALPROIC ACID* 54 <11 <11 100 251
METOLAZONE 54 49* 11 100 205
OXCARBAZEPINE 53 <11 <11 102 236
ONDANSETRON HCL* 53 48* 19 102 238
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 52 47* 38 S2 104 42
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 50 50 11 105 41
VESICARE 50 <11 <11 105 199
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • The list of top drugs includes only those for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions, but all prescriptions are counted in the summary totals at the top.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on May 31, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.